Lean and muscular. Skull moderately wide between the
ears with a median line down the forehead. Stop
between skull and foreface is moderate, not deep.
Foreface or muzzle is of equal length or slightly
shorter than skull when viewed in profile, should
taper gradually from stop to tip of nose. Muzzle
square and deep. It must not turn up as in a "dish"
face nor should it turn down. Whiskers serve a
functional purpose; their removal is permitted but
not preferred. Nostrils slightly open. Nose brown.
Any other color is faulty. A totally black
nose is a disqualification. Ears, thin,
silky and proportionately long, with rounded-leather
ends, set fairly low and hanging close to cheeks.
Jaws are strong with well developed white teeth
meeting in a scissors bite. Eyes medium in size and
depth of setting, their surrounding tissue covering
the whites. Color of the iris should blend with the
color of the coat. Yellow or any other color is
faulty. Prominent pop-eyes are faulty. Lower
eyelids should neither turn in nor out since both
conditions allow seeds and dust to irritate the
eye. Lips cover the jaws completely but are neither
loose nor pendulous.
Neck strong, smooth and muscular, moderately long,
arched and devoid of dewlap, broadening nicely into
shoulders which are moderately laid back. This is
mandatory to maintain balance with the moderately
angulated hindquarters. Body is strong and well
proportioned. Back short. Withers high and the
topline slightly rounded over the loin to the set on
of the tail. Chest moderately broad and deep
reaching down to the elbows. Ribs well-sprung;
underline exhibiting a slight tuck-up beneath the
loin. Tail set just below the level of the croup,
thicker at the root and docked one-third off.
Ideally, it should reach to the back of the stifle
joint and be carried at or near the horizontal. An
undocked tail is faulty.
Shoulder blades proportionately long and wide
sloping moderately back and fairly close at the
top. Forelegs straight and muscular with elbows
close. Feet cat-like, round and compact with toes
close. Nails brown and short. Pads thick and
tough. Dew claws, if any, to be removed on front
and rear feet. Hare feet are faulty.
Hind legs have well developed thighs with moderately
angulated stifles and hocks in balance with the
moderately laid back shoulders. They must be
straight as viewed from behind. Too much angulation
at the hocks is as faulty as too little. The hocks
are let down and parallel to each other.
Short, smooth, dense and close-lying, without woolly
undercoat. A distinctly long coat is a
Solid golden rust in different shadings. Solid dark
mahogany red and pale yellow are faulty. White on
the forechest, preferably as small as possible, and
white on the toes are permissible. Solid white
extending above the toes or white anywhere else on
the dog except the forechest is a disqualification.
When viewing the dog from the front, white markings
on the forechest must be confined to an area from
the top of the sternum to a point between the elbows
when the dog is standing naturally. White
extending on the shoulders or neck is a
disqualification. White due to aging shall not
be faulted. Any noticeable area of black in the
coat is a serious fault.
Far reaching, light footed, graceful and smooth.
When moving at a fast trot, a properly built dog
The ideal male is 22 to 24 inches at the highest
point over the shoulder blades. The ideal female is
21 to 23 inches. Because the Vizsla is meant to be a
medium-sized hunter, any dog measuring more than
1-1/2 inches over or under these limits must be
A natural hunter endowed with a good nose and
above-average ability to take training. Lively,
gentle-mannered, demonstrably affectionate and
sensitive though fearless with a well developed
protective instinct. Shyness, timidity or
nervousness should be penalized.
Completely black nose.
Solid white extending above the toes or
white anywhere else on the dog except
White extending on the shoulders or
male over 25-1/2 inches, or under 20-1/2
inches at the highest point over the
female over 24-1/2 inches or under
19-1/2 inches at the highest point over
the shoulder blades.
distinctly long coat.